linuxdoctor at yahoo.com
Thu Feb 15 17:29:01 EST 2001
--- Dave Edwards <amoamasam at sympatico.ca> wrote:
> Hey Gang,
> Some recent posts have been written in English so badly garbled as
> to be
> almost illegible. It is a sign of courtesy and respect for the
> group to
> write your messages clearly, if you want them to be read at all.
> Here are
> some clues:
I can hardly believe my eyes. This is the twenty-first century, when
three year olds curse like sailors and university professors can't
even spell. What more do you want, a return to a classical education
where Grammar and Latin is taught in schools?
> 1) i always start my sentences capitals. that helps the reader
> know where
> they start. this isn't poetry.
So do I, but it is discourteous if you're a unix guru since the
requirement of using the shift key is all but impossible when you've
got a drug addled brain, and takes too much time. I'm one of the few
gurus out there who earned his wings (so to speak) without the use of
> 2) without punctuation or with poor letters can be misunderstood or
> i have
> found you have to read sentences three times sometimes whole
> paragraphs to
> get the gist. of them.
Well, ditto to the above.
> 3) run-on sentences are a bad thing, this is an example, it's hard
> read a post that's full of them.
Sentences that are too short are all to easy to understand and thus
detract from the necessary requirements of demonstrating to the
plebean classes your obvious intellectual capabilities, which is
sadly, an artform that is all but lost with the advent of the last
century and should be restored.
> 3) try to hit all the keys wit your fingers, half finishe words ar
Try also to make your point bullets chronological, where possible.
Not a necessity mind you, as you have aptly demonstrated.
> 4: ispell works use it if your speling skils are under-devellopped.
Again, the same answer to those who insist on using capitals and
punctuations...it take up too much time.
> 5) try
> well the same aplies to english.
In responses to other people's messages, ruthlessly censor his
original if he is repetitive (this was a repeat of his first point 3,
not his second point 3).
> pgp pubic key http://www3.simpartico.ca/amoamaam/pubic-key.txt
Avoid use of the self important pgp signature. Humility, they say, is
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